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COVID-19 death toll rises to 154 in Northern Health

Active cases rise to 74 in region
COVID dashboard NH - June 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another life in Northern Health, numbers from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control are showing.

The loss was one of three reported for the province on Wednesday. The toll since the pandemic broke out now stands at 1,725 with 154 of them in Northern Health.

Active cases in the region stood at 74, up by three from the day before as eight new cases were reported. Six were in hospital, down three from Tuesday, with three in intensive care, down one.

Vaccinations continued at a pace of 3,782 since last reported, for a total 168,144 in Northern Health, with 21,824 second doses. The numbers do not include doses administered by the First Nations Health Authority.

For B.C., 74.5 per cent of all adults and 72.4 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, officials say.

"Canada has some of the highest Dose 1 immunization levels in the world and British Columbia is equally strong," provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement. "We ask everyone to join us in continuing to push forward with our vaccine progress.